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    301 Domain Redirect isn't working as expected...


    I bought a site which was under 2 domains. Obviously, the previous owner wasn't coherent with the SEO world and wasn't aware of the penalties for dup content. I setup a 301 redirect from domain 1 to domain 2.

    Although, before I used the 301 redirect, domain 1 had 33,800 pages listed on Google. Today, domain 1 has 33,900 pages listed on Google! Why would that be if I setup a 301 redirect to domain 2 for all of its urls?

    Not only that, domain 2 had 485 pages listed, and still does even after the 301 redirect. What am I missing?
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    are you redirecting the url with a CMS ?

    if not you should try with a CMS, when it's organized from a CMS robots tend more to accept the redirection. You can use cPanel X .

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    Originally Posted by irka-seo
    are you redirecting the url with a CMS ?

    if not you should try with a CMS, when it's organized from a CMS robots tend more to accept the redirection. You can use cPanel X .
    What exactly do you mean from a CMS? I am using .htaccess file, therefore anything that goes to

    domain1.com/article.php?id=3

    Is automatically sent to:

    domain2.com/article.php?id=3

    With a 301 redirect. Here is the code:

    Code:
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.domain2.com/$1 [R=301,L]
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    .htaccess redirect would be sufficient; you need not use any cms[content management system] for the sake of 301 redirects; but, it would take time for search engines to recognize redirects due to several reasons. What you has done is right; please be patient; you will see better ranks in the near future.
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    check


    It can take a while for Google to flush old pages from it's index especially at the moment.

    Check your header responses when you visit domain1 though just to make sure that a redirect is being delivered

    good luck
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    Originally Posted by Spaggie
    It can take a while for Google to flush old pages from it's index especially at the moment.
    That's so true - right now I have pages in the index that were redirected via 301 18 months ago, funny thing is they picked up the redirects at the time, but have just reindexed them all for some strange reason seems like google doesn't want to give up on any old urls (maybe that's so they can inflate the number of pages in their index - lol)!
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    for the sake of 301 redirects
    Sorry people, lol, but for myself i redirect with cPanel X. I just tried to be helpful here but it seems i've to learn a lot more.

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